Digital Television
DTV - HDTV Channel List

San Francisco Bay Area
(within 100 miles of San Francisco)
Listed by Transmitter Channel

The only analog stations remaining are low power and translator stations.  They are not listed here.

See "Notes" below for an explanation of the header information.

If re-pack channel # = 0 - Station has chosen to go off the air and share with another channel.

If re-pack channel # = ? - Future channel assignment not known for this low power station.   This information will be updated when available.               

City of
and Notes TVMiddletownMt. St. Helena32946 L - OMI station - CMCU     
2.345.32.3 CMC     
2.445.42.4 KQSL-TV     
2.545.52.5 Blues     
2.645.62.6 Daystar
2.745.72.7 AUN     
2.845.82.8 KTSF-TV TVMorgan HillMt. Chual32438 L - OMI station - CMCU     
2.345.32.3 CMC     
2.445.42.4 KQSL-TV     
2.545.52.5 Blues     
2.645.62.6 Daystar
2.745.72.7 AUN     
2.826.32.8 KTSF-TV Grove31673 H - L Telexitos     
3.333.43.3 Light TV FranciscoMt. Tamalpais32178 - L - OMI station - KTSF CMC TV KQSL-TV Blues Daystar AUN     
4.138.1?K04QRShoppingEspartoSE of Folsom0.3482 L
4.14.1?K04RS?Salinas-San Juan Bautista?0.15? L TVSan RafaelMt. Tamalpais32178 L - OMI station - CMCU     
4.317.34.3 CMC KQSL-TV     
4.517.54.5 Blues     
4.617.64.6 Daystar
4.717.74.7 AUN     
4.826.24.8 KTSF TVHealdsburgSonoma Mt.0.3338 L - OMI station - CMCU CMC KQSL-TV Blues Daystar AUN KTSF     
7.111.1?K07ZK?MontereySE of Monterey0.1105 L FranciscoSutro Tower23.81703 H - T - Live Well HD     H
7.57.312.5 LAFF TV Peak20.62493 H - ABC     H Estrella TV FranciscoMt. Diablo0.222835 L - H - Grove331958 H - M - PBS PBS World V-me Sacto28.62008 H - Justice Network   
10.310.310.3 Blank   
10.410.410.4 Quest   
11.124.1?KAAPDiya-TV-?Santa CruzLoma Prieta Mt1.85? 
11.224.2? ?     
11.324.3? ?     
11.424.4? ?     
11.524.5? ?     
11.624.6? ?     
11.724.7? NewsNet     
12.311.113.3KNTVNBCSan JoseMt. San Bruno103.11236 H - M -
12.411.213.4 Cozi-TV     
12.548.319.3 Telemundo     H Peak19.752362 H Oso.4211788 TVSalinasFremont Peak5.742267 H - L of San Andreas5001821 H KTFK-UniMas Walnut Grove   H
18.319.318.3 Bounce TV S of San Andreas   
18.419.418.4 Escape TV S of San Andreas   
19.119.1?KMBYHereos&IconsTempletonMt. Toro15687 L
19.219.2  Telexitos    EstrellaTV
19.319.3  Daystar
19.419.4  Religious     
19.519.5  BTN     
19.619.6  Home Shopping     
20.316.123.3KSCZHai LeSanFrancisco-San JoseMt. Allison3.61964 L
20.416.223.4 Hahn Le     
20.516.323.5 VietSky     
20.616.423.6 VLife     
20.716.523.7 QHTV     
20.816.623.8 NetViet     
20.916.723.9 VietTop     
20.1016.823.10 Vietpho     
20.1116.923.11 U_Channel     
20.1216.1023.12 Diamond TV     
20.1316.1123.14 SetTV     
20.1416.1223.15 IBC     
20.1516.1423.16 VietSun     
20.1616.1523.17 NetV     
20.1716.1623.18 RB-NetV     
20.1816.1723.19 Faith of Lincoln4.7259 L AmazingFacts     
20.327.320.3 3ABNProclaim     
20.427.420.4 3ABNLatino     
21.323.121.3KMUVTelemundoMontereyFremont Peak4.52359 H - See note K
21.423.221.4 KION-CBS     H
21.523.321.5 KION-CW     
21.623.421.6 Ion TV Grove5451988 H LAFF TV     
21.331.324.3 Comet TV     
21.431.424.4 Stadium     
22.122.1?KLFB3ABNSalinasMt. Toro3.492651 L
22.222.2  Daystar     
22.322.3  QVTV     
22.422.4  Best Buddies Mtn.2992068 H PBS Create     
23.322.35.3 NHK World     H Sacto4.5279 H - L UniMas     H
23.323.334.3 Bounce     
23.423.434.4 Escape TV Grove10002021 H - Start TV Peak81.12292 H KQED+-PBS     H
25.325.325.3 PBS World     
25.425.425.4 PBS Kids TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa2879 L - OMI station -
Off the air due to fire CMCU     
26.327.326.3 CMC     
26.427.426.4 KQSL-TV     
26.527.526.5 Blues     
26.627.626.6 Daystar
26.727.726.7 AUN     
26.827.826.8 KTSF Grove8501952 H KUVS-Univision S of San Andreas   H
26.364.326.3 Get TV Walnut Grove   
26.464.426.4 Grit TV Walnut Grove   
27.127.1?KYMBME-TVMontereySE of Monterey8.41290 L
27.227.2  MGM-This     
27.327.3  Get TV     
27.427.4  Buzzr     
27.527.5  SBN     
27.627.65  Country Net Sac'to15285 L - ONTV4U     
27.38.327.3 SBN     
27.48.427.4 HomeShopping     
27.58.527.5 Liquidation     
27.68.627.6 HOT-History Of TV     
27.78.727.7 Color Bars TVChicoSutter Butttes152142 L - OMI station - CMCU     
28.328.328.3 CMC     
28.428.428.4 KQSL-TV     
28.528.528.5 Blues     
28.628.628.6 Daystar
28.728.728.7 AUN     
28.828.828.8 KTSF TVSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151243 L HomeShopping     
28.328.321.3 Jewelry TV     
28.428.721.4 Evine     
28.520.321.5 Evine     
28.650.121.6 KEMO-Azteca     H
28.720.121.7 KOFY     H
28.820.221.8 This TV     
28.932.121.9 KMTP RosaN of Calistoga3.72697 L
28.328.321.3 Get TV     
28.428.421.4 Escape TV of San Andreas151831 H - L
28.233.314.3 Telexitos     
28.333.414.4 Light TV FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - Start TV FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - KQED+-PBS     H
30.39.330.3 PBS World     
30.49.430.4 PBS KIds     
30.1154.130.11 KQED+-PBSSan Jose    H - (KQEH sharing with KQED)
30.1254.230.12 KQED-PBS     H
30.1354.330.13 PBS World     
30.1454.430.14 PBS KIds of Rio Linda15410 H - L
31.233.319.2 Telexitos     
31.333.419.3 Light TV     
32.346.132.3KIONCBSMontereyMt. Toro462585 H
32.446.232.2 CW     
32.646.332.6 Ion     
32.523.132.5 KMUV TelemundoSee note K Peak8.972431 L KSMS UniMas     H - (KSMS sharing on KDJT)
33.367.333.5 KSMS LATV     
34.134.1?KACADaystarModestoW of Ripon10440 L - H Tower3701634 H KDTV-Univision     H
34.366.334.3 Bounce TV     
34.466.434.4 Grit TV     
34.566.534.5 Justice Network Grove10001900 H - M - MeTV JoseMt. Allison12.11959 H - L - Live Well HD     H - L
35.37.335.3 LAFF TV     L Sacto3100 H - Justice Network   
36.310.336.3 Blank   
36.410.436.4 Quest   
36.336.136.3KICUIndependentSan JoseMonument Pk7402251 H - M
36.436.236.4 KEMS-Korean    KEMS
36.536.336.5 CCTV     
36.636.436.6 Heroes&Icons     
36.736.536.7 Light TV Cty Ed.SalinasMt. Toro152254 H - L - To become K31OL ESNE-TV Sky Link TVSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - MyNetworkTV GetTV Grit TVSalinasMt. Toro152418 L SBN     
39.338.328.3 Light TV     
39.438.428.4 Bounce TV     
39.538.528.5 Grit     
39.638.628.6 Escape     
39.738.728.7 Infomercials FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H Sino TV     
39.342.132.3 KTNC-Informercials     (KTNC sharing on KCNS)
39.438.432.5 Estrella     
39.538.532.5 NTD-TV     
39.638.332.6 VieTV    
39.742.232.7 KTNC-Informercials     (KTNC sharing on KCNS) Grove10001972 H Antenna TV     
40.340.322.3 MGM - This     
40.440.422.4 TBD-TV     
40.340.114.3KMMCVaultSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno141283 L
40.440.214.4 KPOP-Music     
41.365.133.3KKPXIonSan JoseMt. San Bruno10001371 H - M
41.465.233.4 Qubo     
41.565.333.5 Ion Life     
41.665.433.6 Shop TV     
41.765.533.7 HomeShopping     
41.865.633.8 QVC of N. Highlands15449 L Francisco-San JoseMt. Allison151916 L - V - GEB America     
42.41.422.4 VietBay     
42.91.922.9 U Channel     
42.1168.122.11 KTLN-TV     
43.360.127.3KPJKEducationalSan MateoSutro Tower5001678 H
43.460.227.4 France 24     
43.560.327.5 NHK TV     
43.660.427.6 MHZ TV     
43.760.527.7 FNX     
43.860.627.8 KCSM-FM Audio Tower10001680 H - M - LATV     
44.52.331.3 Movies!     
44.62.431.4 Buzzr TVSacramentoDowntown15130 L Comet TV     
45.343.330.3 Cozi TV     
45.443.430.4 LCHD     
45.543.530.5 QVC     
45.643.630.6 QVC Plus     
45.743.730.7 Tuff TV FranciscoSutro Tower10001611 H Comet TV     
45.344.328.3 MeTV     
45.444.428.4 TBD     
46.143.1?K46LGAztecaMontereyFremont Peak152247 L
46.243.2  Azteca 2     
46.343.3  Jewelry TV     
46.443.4  Azteca 4 Grove6001903 H Movies!     
46.358.323.3 EstrellaTV     H - EstrellaTV Sac'to1531.1 L Fostivo     
47.347.331.3 Cheddar     
47.447.431.4 Infomercials     
47.547.531.5 Infomercials     
47.647.631.6 Newsmax Grove10001604 H Qubo     
48.329.321.3 Ion Life     
48.429.421.4 Shop TV     
48.529.521.5 QVC     
48.629.621.6 HomeShopping     
48.733.221.7 Telemundo JoseMonument Pk3.52100 H - L - LATV     
48.52.326.5 Movies!     
48.62.426.6 Buzzr RosaSanta Rosa15? L - H - of Folsom10.3344 L Retro TV     
49.349.314.3 Buzzr     
49.449.414.4 ?     
49.549.514.5 REVN     
49.649.614.6 SBN     
49.749.714.7 Country     
49.348.119.3KSTSTelemundoSan JoseMt. Allison2572257 H - M
49.448.219.4 Telexitos     
49.511.319.5 KNTV - NBC     H
49.611.419.4 Cozi-TV     
49.149.1?KZHDNorth Bay TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa1341 H - L
49.249.2  Vision Mundial FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 H -
51.314.320.3 GetTV     
51.414.420.4 Escape TV     
51.526.120.5KTSFAsian     H - (Sharing with KDTV 51)
OMI.1126.2OMI Asian     Shared on all OMI stations
51.626.320.6 MBC     
51.726.520.7 VietToday TV     
51.826.620.8 VSTV     


Repack Channel is the channel number that the station will transmit on after the channel changes are made in the Spring of 2020. (0 = Station has chosen to end broadcasting and go off the air; ? = Future channel assignment not known for this low power station.)

Transmitter Channel is the channel number the station presently transmits on.

Virtual Channel is the channel to which the signal is aliased.  A signal transmitted by the station causes this number to be used on viewers' sets.  Stations are required by the FCC to use their former analog channel number as their Virtual Channel since viewers are familiar with that numbering system and station identification. 

Station sub-channels:
Several programming sub-channels can be transmitted on each digital television channel. To distinguish a station's sub-channels, decimals or dashes are added after the channel number - for example 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3, or 7-1, 7-2 and 7-3. Most tuners will not show any digital signals at all until you've had the tuner do a "scan", and if a station has made changes in its lineup, many tuners will not show those changes until you scan again.

Some tuners show stations with the actual transmitter channels but most tuners only show stations on their virtual channels.

All tuners will show all of a station's sub-channels. If you receive the station well enough to receive any one of its sub-channels, you'll see all of the sub-channels. For the transmitter channel, some tuners may not show sub-channels on the same sub-channel numbers that appear on the virtual channel. Some stations do not begin their sub-channels with .1 on their transmitter channel, so you may find nothing on .1 or .2 and find sub-channels on .3 and above.

General notes:
Knowing transmitter channels is important when you select antennas, coax, and preamplifiers, since virtual channels are meaningless when you design your antenna and signal distribution systems.

Clicking on the call letters of a station in the list above will take you to that station's records on the Federal Communications Commission site.

The television band now consists of channels 2 through 51. When the repack is complete in 2020, the television band will consist of only channels 2 through 36.
Channels 2 through 6 are Low VHF.
Channels 7 through 13 are High VHF.
Channels 14 through 51 are UHF.

VHF signals propagate more readily than UHF signals, so VHF stations need to transmit with less power to cover the same area.

The actual frequencies of the various channels can be seen on the CSG Network Television Frequency Table.

Abbreviations in headers:
ERP = Effective Radiated Power
HAAT = Height Above Average Terrain
H - Transmits in High Definition
K - KMUV is on two transmitters: RF 21 from Fremont Peak and RF 32 from Mt. Toro
L - Low Power or Translator Station
M - Transmits mobile DTV
T - KTSF 26 shares with KDTV and 26.4 is on all OMI stations
V - KAXT has FCC approval to use channel 1 for its virtual channel
X - Station has gone off the air
Major San Francisco sites are in red.
Major Sacramento site is in green.

Data on this page was compiled by:
   Larry Kenney, WB9LOZ, Retired engineer, KGO/ABC
   Paul Brown, N6RME, Engineer, KCSO/KMUM
   Keith Trinity, WE6R

There are very active HDTV forums on line for the Bay Area and the nation.
Visit our Broadcasting Page for links to them -

These charts will be updated as required.
Last updated on February 3, 2019.

Accuracy is not guaranteed but is correct to the best of my knowledge.

Larry Kenney
Corrections are welcome

San Francisco Bay Area-Sacramento-Monterey Digital Channel Lists:
  • Listing by Virtual Channel - full information and details, sorted by virtual channel

  • This page: Listing by Transmitter Channel - full information and details, sorted by transmitter channel

  • Listing by Re-Pack Channel
    (This list does not have sub-channel information for each station.)

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